Personal Injury FAQs

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What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is a physical, mental or emotional injury to a person as a result of another party’s negligence.

Can you give me some examples of personal injury?

• Vehicle accidents
• Slip and fall accidents
• Long term care facility abuse
• Dog bites
• Product liability
• Work-related accidents
• Airplane turbulence/ accidents
• Elevator accidents

What types of compensation do I qualify for?

There are several types of compensation that you may be entitled to. The personal injury lawyers in New York at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. can advise you on the laws regarding compensation for the state of New York. Some forms of compensation include the following:

• Medical expenses
• Lost wages
• Pain and suffering
• Disfigurement
• Physical disability
• Emotional and mental suffering
• Mental disability
• Damage to property

How do I know if I have a legally valid personal injury claim?

If you can show that your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you most likely have a valid claim. Because personal injury law is complicated, it is best to hire an attorney who can help you immediately after you receive your injury. The injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. can help you determine if someone else is liable for your injury, and we can assist you in evaluating your losses. We happily welcome clients from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and New York City, NY.

Vehicle Accident FAQs

What information will be of help to my attorney?

If you’re considering filing suit against a negligent driver, the car accident lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos will need as much information as you can provide. We will be looking for traffic signal or sign locations, weather and road conditions, vehicle positions, impact location, witness information, and medical reports detailing the extent of your injuries.

What type of settlement am I entitled to?

Once we have an idea of the type of negligence exhibited, the insurance company’s position, and the extent of your injuries, will we be able to formulate a dollar amount for your case. Our analysts will need to calculate how your injuries affect your livelihood and the extent to which it will affect your future.

Is the insurance company’s offer fair?

Most insurance policyholders may not realize that they are entitled to more than just property damage reimbursement and immediate medical bills. An experienced personal injury attorney can instantly recognize when clients are being undermined, and do wonders to counter unfair intimidation tactics.

What is the first step in seeking legal counsel?

Schedule an appointment with one of the Silberstein, Awad & Miklos auto accident attorneys to find out more. A simple consultation can provide you with valuable information about your rights because we only work on contingency, it won’t cost you anything to talk with us.

Premises Liability FAQs

How do I prove negligence in a premises liability claim?

The premises liability attorneys Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. will organize the details of your case to demonstrate how the property owner was negligent. Having pictures of the accident site displaying the hazardous conditions will assist in this process. It will also help to have witnesses that can either testify to the details of the accident or to the condition that caused your accident. Your attorney will also need to show how the hazard caused your specific injuries.

How far does the property owner’s duty of care extend?

Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for residents, guests, employees, and visitors. A trespasser on the property may still have a claim to damages upon injury, depending on the circumstances.

Who can be held responsible for construction site injuries?

If you were injured as an employee or contract worker on a construction site, we may target the construction company who hired you, the manufacturers of the faulty equipment, or other workers whose negligence contributed to your accident. Ultimately, we are seeking damages from insurance providers.

What if I’m not sure if my child’s playground injury was caused by my child’s carelessness or defective equipment?

Playground equipment should be designed for error! Kids fall all of the time, and the playgrounds of today are made with soft ground covering and materials designed to reduce the risk of injury. Even if your child was at fault, you may have a claim. Our attorneys will perform a thorough investigation of the property to assess any potential hazards.

For more information and honest legal guidance, trust the premises liability attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos to handle your liability claim. Contact us today for a free legal consultation in New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.